Getting Back To The Heart Of It All

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America is a place full of geographical contradictions…over here, buildings scrape the sky, their tops getting lost in the clouds; over there, the rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest drop off into turbulent blue waters; and in that corner, desert plains are interrupted by rocky red structures and jagged canyons.  And in the center, in the heart of it all… rolling fields, flatlands, farms, and a way of life that reminds us of the values this country was founded on.

She left the city to get back to the heart of it all.  She wanted to get back to her roots, to be closer to the earth. Some may call it a simpler life, and in ways it is – she ditched the cell phone and the TV, the luxuries of modern life she has no use for here.  But it’s hard work.  She wakes up before the dawn, and her days don’t end until well after the sun bids the earth goodnight.  But she loves the work, and the knowledge that she is physically responsible for planting and harvesting all that she consumes.  There is a tremendous sense of pride in this type of life – knowing the work that went into it makes the fruits of her labor all the more enjoyable.  Her favorite part of the day is spending time with her horses. She watches them run and she knows that deep down she is just like them – she can never be tamed. And when her work is over she lies in the golden fields, the grass tickling her skin as she watches the clouds roll overhead, and feels a freedom she never felt anywhere else.

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Free People Presents: The Heart of It All from FreePeople on Vimeo.

 

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Star Spangled Hoodie, We The Free Fog Rising Tank.

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Rugged Tapered Boyfriend, Slouchy Stripe Pullover, Southern Cross Ankle Boot.

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Washed Denim Overall, We The Free Marquee Concert Tank.

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Rugged Tapered Boyfriend, We The Free Marquee Concert Tank, Silverton Leather Rancher.

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Rugged Tapered Boyfriend, We The Free Marquee Concert Tank, Silverton Leather Rancher, Southern Cross Ankle Boot.

 

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Every Day Girl Swiss Buttondown, Raw Destroyed Boyfriend.

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Chambray One Piece, Silverton Leather Rancher.

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Drifter Slouchy Pullover, Low Rise Relaxed Cutoff.

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Washed Denim Overall, Sammy Raw Edge Kimono.

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Nepal Printed Maxi Skirt, High Neck Seamless Crop.

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Zahara Dress, Silverton Leather Rancher.

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Washed Denim Overall, Phoenix Raffia Straw Hat.

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Victoria Buttonfront Maxi.

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Victoria Buttonfront Maxi, Bandit Square Tie Pendant.

 

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Directed and Photographed by Michael Graham

Hair/Makeup: Emily Nickrent

Styling: Cory Madley

Behind the scenes photography by Tina DeLeon

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Comments

River -June 17, 2014, 9:46AM

Love this!! Very Lou!!! I love that overalls are back in… so cute- but show us how to wear them with all of the precious crop tops and blouses…. I doubt I’ll be wearing mine sans top like these lovely ladies ;)

Lydia Cotton -June 17, 2014, 10:45AM

You guys should come to the real heartland. Get a store in Nebraska

Harriet -June 17, 2014, 2:36PM

So gorgeous!
does anyone know what the song is that played in the video?
love
x

pat -June 17, 2014, 2:55PM

The photos are great they look like art. I love the girl with the horse.
Bought the US shawl.

Juliette Laura -June 17, 2014, 3:04PM

Oh I seriously love this, makes me feel like I’m back home! Stunning video.
http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

mg -June 17, 2014, 3:04PM

The song is by Brett Detar and it’s called Coasts

The Walkup -June 17, 2014, 4:18PM

I am so glad that overalls are making a comeback this year!

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Priscilla Ivette -June 17, 2014, 6:41PM

I absolutely love these colllection of photos , these looks are to die for.

Fellow Blogger,
Priscilla Ivette
http://modeamen.blogspot.com/

Amy -June 17, 2014, 9:01PM

Moving to Thailand has really made me miss my home country (particularly the Northwest) dearly. Love the nostalgic fading summer days feel of this post :)

Leah -June 19, 2014, 9:34AM

Makes me miss my home state! But…Hawaii isn’t bad ;)

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